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    Being our own cheerleader

    I just wanted to share in case others needed encouragement in this area. I have been finding I need to cheer myself along daily encouraging and praising myself for eating healthy portions and not eating past fullness. Also just encouraging myself and really being aware of my tone of voice and what I'm saying to myself internally. I realized last round that was where I slipped up. So this time in p3 each meal I make an effort to praise and encourage myself for my efforts to intuitive eat and to stop before over full. To praise myself for not finishing a bowl of smoothie if it was too much and putting the rest away for later. Just really celebrating that I'm loving and taking care of my body and it's paying off.

    I'm finding the internal praise and focus on the positive is really helping my mental focus and enjoyment of this learning process.

    Anyone else have tips on staying encouraging and cheering oneself on?

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    Such a good and helpful post!

    I think that a positive and grateful attitude is very powerful, not just mentally but physically. It puts us in a positive mental state and then the body responds positively to our spoken affirmations.

    My most helpful tip about encouraging myself is to try to be proactive to any kind thoughts of quitting or making wrong choices is to tell myself that I can do this for today, and I'll decide tomorrow if I want to change my plan. Then the odd craving or impulse for self-indulgence passes and I don't think about it again. Gratitude to God for health and healing are keys for me as well. It makes me appreciate how far I've come nutritionally an in overall health improvements by just consistently making good choices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leez View Post
    Such a good and helpful post!

    I think that a positive and grateful attitude is very powerful, not just mentally but physically. It puts us in a positive mental state and then the body responds positively to our spoken affirmations.

    My most helpful tip about encouraging myself is to try to be proactive to any kind thoughts of quitting or making wrong choices is to tell myself that I can do this for today, and I'll decide tomorrow if I want to change my plan. Then the odd craving or impulse for self-indulgence passes and I don't think about it again. Gratitude to God for health and healing are keys for me as well. It makes me appreciate how far I've come nutritionally an in overall health improvements by just consistently making good choices.
    I love this Leez! Yes, gratitude is so joyful and I'm finding the more positive I am things go so much smoother and eating is calmer and happier. I find it rewarding just the encouraging self talk. It's like I am treating myself like I'd treat a friend. It really helps! I want to talk to myself like Id talk to a friend.

    Appreciate your wisdom Leez. I think it's so true with those cravings and just saying, for today this is what I'm doing. Good plan. I'm adding in cultured milk kefir and high quality yogurt and I've noticed that when I eat that daily it cuts down on some of my cravings. I think it's the beneficial bacteria that really help our brain gut axis. Hoping that will help also. But will keep that idea of "this is for today" for when those odd cravings hit.

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